IMPORTANT UPDATE — MARCH 9, 2021: Both the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule and the Department of State (DOS) public charge policy are currently not in effect. The DHS rule was halted on March 9, 2021, while the DOS policy was paused indefinitely on July 29, 2020. This page reflects those policies, which initially took effect on Feb. 24, 2020, and will not be immediately updated according to the previous, longstanding guidance issued in 1999. Learn more.
The questions in Form I-944 (officially called the “Declaration of Self-Sufficiency”) — found on your Boundless portal — are referring to government assistance within the United States.
For more information regarding the beneficiary’s self sufficiency and the public charge rule, you can check out our resource guide here.